On Senior Night at Grimsley battery mates Kevin Rose and Gabe Dimock kept the Whirlies close for 4 innings. But the combination of an ineffective bullpen, quiet bats, and defensive miscues doomed Grimsley.
Rose was effective in limiting the powerful Vikings to 3 runs (2 earned) over 4 innings of work, and Dimock helped his teammate with a crucial throw to second to catch a runner attempting to steal in the first inning. Dimock also contributed with his bat, plating 2 runs in the 7th inning with a 2-out single.
The Vikings’ Stephen Mekita was also effective on the mound going 5 inings for the win. Mekita surrendered 1 run on 5 hits with 5 strikeouts. NW was led offensively by Alex Swim (2-3. 1 run, 1 RBI) and Robbie McIntosh (3-5, 1 run, 1 RBI).
NW improves to 17-3 overall, 9-1 in conference play. Grimsley falls to 9-12 overall and 5-5 in the conference. The Metro 4A tournament begins next week.
Northwest Guilford 9
High Point Central 10
HPC has won 5 of their last 6 games going into next week’s Metro 4-A tournament.
Dudley 4 (8-6)
Western Alamance 1 (7-7)
Rockingham County(7-5)@ Bartlett Yancey(7-5) on Saturday